Oakland Park Review & Rating
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Oakland Park Overview:
In June 2007, we got word that Oakland Park is closed and is being turned into a day use park. Darn!
Oakland Park borders the northwestern shore of Lake Lewisville. This Corp of Engineer Park is dated and showing some signs of age - a lot of the RV sites are not very level and won't accommodate a 35' motor home. There are some good sites on the water and in a small cove which is good for swimming, fishing, and boat parking. Great place if you want an OK site right on the water on a fun lake. Read the Texas Outside review of Lake Lewisville.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Oakland Park has 83 water and electricity sites, 90% of which have a water view and 50% are very close to the water -- within 50 yards. There are also two screened shelters available for rent. The park has one double lane boat ramp with adequate trailer parking, restrooms, two small playgrounds, and a dump stations.
Swimming, fishing, and walking along the shoreline are about all there is to do in this park. For the kids, there are a couple dated playgrounds. So relax and enjoy your lawn chair and book or play some camping games and roast marshmallows. If you have a boat you can have a good time exploring the sights on Lake Lewisville.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
If you don't have a boat, fish, swim, read a book, take a walk or bike ride around the campground or over to Westlake Park (just outside Oakland Park), play washers, or ladder golf.
If you have a boat, cruise over and marvel at the big houses at the far west end of the lake (about 2 miles from Oakland Park) or ski in that same area. Then head over to the party cove and join the fun. After that head to Charlies or Sneaky Petes for appetizers or diner and some music on the deck. Take a look at our review and rating of Lake Lewisville.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Sneaky Petes is directly south of Oakland Park and is only a 15 minute dive -- head over for food, swimming in their pool or a pick up game of volleyball on one of the 4 courts. You can rent some water toys or take a parachute ride at Flying & Floating Toys.
Lewisville offers lots of things to do including golf, restaurants, shopping, and more. Check out the Golf Section of Texas Outside to find some nearby golf courses and the Discover Texas section of Texas Outside to find out what there is to do in Lewisville.
For a unique and very exciting and fun experience, you can charter a 70' beautiful catamaran and sail on Lake Lewisville. Check out Big D Cats for a day, evening, or dinner dance cruise.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more